12 Dog Breeds that Look Like Foxes and are Devilishly Handsome

Wild Relatives of Your Dog!
Apart from foxes, dogs look like wolves, jackals, raccoon dogs, dholes, coyotes, and dingoes!
Dogs and foxes may appear similar in looks, but there exist differences as well. Dogs are domesticated since so many years, and foxes are still wild. Dogs love to be in packs, which include humans also, but foxes prefer to be lonely. A foxy-look doesn’t make a dog cunning. It still has a real big heart. Here are some dog breeds that resemble foxes.
Shiba Inu
~ Origin: Japan
~ Other Names: Shiba, Doge
~ Type of Breed: Non-sporting
~ Height: 14.5 – 16.5 inches
~ Weight: 17 – 23 pounds
~ Colors: Black and tan, Red and white
~ Shedding: Moderate/Constant
~ Litter size: 3 puppies
~ Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Shiba Inu was bred for hunting in the ancient times. In Japanese, ‘Shiba’ means brushwood and ‘inu’ means dog. These are the smallest dogs belonging to the ‘Spitz’ breed of Japan. It has an independent nature, so it’s difficult to train it. But socializing at a younger age can help. It is not advisable to trust them with other animals or kids. Its chasing abilities can make it run after small animals. Apart from this, it is very loyal and affectionate towards its owner. It might be aloof with strangers, but early socializing helps. An everyday walk is a must along with a leash! Remember, they are extremely possessive about their toys or food so be extra careful!
~ Origin: Japan
~ Other Names: Great Japanese Dog, Japanese Akita, American Akita
~ Type of Breed: Working
~ Height: 24 – 28 inches
~ Weight: 75 – 119 pounds
~ Colors: Red and white
~ Shedding: Moderate
~ Litter size: 3 – 12 puppies
~ Lifespan: 9 – 11 years

Akita is called the ‘silent hunter’. It doesn’t bark much, but may have temperament issues. So, it is not advisable to leave it unattended. Training this breed can be a challenging job, and hence, is not advisable for first-time dog owners. It keeps cleaning itself, but daily brushing is necessary. An everyday walk is a must!

Japanese and American Akita are said to be two varieties of the same breed. They aren’t very different. The American Akita is available in many colors, usually with a black mask and pinto markings, but the Japanese Akita comes in only a few colors.

~ Origin: Russia/Siberia
~ Other Names: Smiley, Bjelkier, Samoiedskaya Sobaka, Nenetskaya Laika
~ Type of Breed: Working
~ Height: 21 – 24 inches
~ Weight: 44 – 71 pounds
~ Colors: White
~ Shedding: Seasonal (Heavy, 1-2 times in a year)
~ Litter size: 4 – 6 puppies
~ Lifespan: 12 – 13 years
Samoyeds are one of the 14 most ancient breeds. They are loyal, friendly with kids, active, and perfect as family dogs. This breed was bred for pulling sledges, so it surely has the ability to pull you by the leash! Apart from its loving side, this breed loves chasing small animals.
Finnish Spitz
~ Origin: Finland
~ Other Names: Barking bird dog
~ Type of Breed: Sporting
~ Height: 16 – 19 inches
~ Weight: 27 – 33 pounds
~ Colors: Black, brown, gray, red
~ Shedding: Moderate/Seasonal (Heavy, 1 – 2 times a year)
~ Litter size: 4 puppies
~ Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
As its name suggests, it barks a lot, so the owner has to be firm to make it stop barking. It can be stubborn as it has a mind of its own. It likes being with the family and will love children. The dog needs to be active most of the time. So, a daily jog and some other activities or games to keep it busy are advised!
~ Origin: Germany
~ Other Names: Pompom
~ Type of Breed: Toy
~ Height: 5 – 11 inches
~ Weight: 4.2 – 10 pounds
~ Colors: Black, black and tan, blue, brown, gray, red, white
~ Shedding: Constant
~ Litter size: 1 – 5 puppies
~ Lifespan: 12 – 16 years
A pomeranian is a cute small ball of fur that is seen very often. Due to its small size, it doesn’t need rigorous exercise. It loves attention and is constantly trying to impress the owner. It has an unstable temperament. It can be aggressive if not trained properly. Continuous barking could be a problem.
Long-haired Chihuahua
~ Origin: Mexico
~ Other Names: New Yorker
~ Type of Breed: Toy
~ Height: 6 – 10 inches
~ Weight: 3.3 – 6 pounds
~ Colors: Black, blue, brown, red, silver, white
~ Shedding: Moderate
~ Litter size: 3 – 5 puppies
~ Lifespan: 14 – 20 years
The chihuahua is the smallest dog. It is an indoor dog and loves to cuddle and sleep. Be careful that you don’t hurt it because it can go unnoticed because of its size. Its tiny size doesn’t stop it from being brave. It is a great watchdog and will bark at any stranger. Its temperament depends a lot on its parents. It is very loyal to its family, but may not be very social with others. It would just be a miniature version of a fox because of its foxy face. Avoid overfeeding it, as it may lead to health problems like diabetes.

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